SSD Benefits after a Liver Transplant

In order to help liver transplant recipients through what can be an exceedingly difficult process of recovery, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits to recipients for up to a full year after the transplant. However, to access these benefits, it will first be necessary to file an application with the SSA that demonstrates that you meet the agency’s medical and financial eligibility requirements. Unfortunately, the application process can be highly complex and may require the help of a qualified attorney to complete.

Medical Eligibility for SSD Benefits

Once you are ready to move forward with your claim, the first necessary step is to gather the medical documentation that proves you meet the SSA’s listing requirement for benefits.  Next, we will need to show that you actually underwent surgery in an effort to deal with one of the following problems:

  • Progressive liver failure
  • Hepatic malignancy
  • Acute fulminant hepatitis—including viral, toxin-induced, and drug-induced iterations
  • Metabolic liver disease

It should be noted that after a year of benefits, the SSA will reevaluate your condition to again determine whether you may be eligible for further benefits under another SSA disability listing.

Consult with a Social Security Disability Attorney in San Antonio

If you or a family member has undergone a liver transplant surgery, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits that can cover some of the costs associated with your recovery.  That being said, the application process can be difficult and you should reach out to an attorney if you plan on applying for these benefits. To speak with a personal injury attorney at the Chris Mayo Law Firm about the particulars of your situation, please call our offices at (210) 999-9999.

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